SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN wool growers will get key feedback within weeks on whether the recent auction price rises can continue to be afforded by downstream processors and retailers.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 22 June 2018 (Week 51)
THE LAND – by Karen Bailey – “MERINO fleece prices have soared again this week lifting as much as 100 cents a kilogram on some micron-categories.
The Eastern Market Indicator zoomed another 52c/kg higher to settle the week on 2073c/kg.
Australian Wool Exchange market information manager Lionel Plunkett said the second last sale in the wool selling calendar was typically the smallest for the season and this week proved no exception.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Jeremy and Melinda King of Rangeview Merino stud, Darkan, in the south west of Western Australia, said the Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS) provides an excellent opportunity to amplify the area they sell into.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Stephen Burns – “It was never envisaged by the English government in 1788 that the penal colony at Port Jackson would be anything other than a self-sustained depository of the overflow of convicts held in English gaols.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Roger Hanson, Tasmanian Country – “SIXTH generation farmer Sophie Nichols is building a direct link from producer to consumer for lamb and berries from her family’s Anglewood property at Richmond.”
STOCK & LAND – Rural Bank – “The future for 15 rising stars of Australian agriculture has been given a boost through Rural Bank’s national scholarship program. “
STOCK & LAND – “It was Victoria’s turn to get involved in Sheep Week, with studs in North and Central Victoria conducting open days.”
THE TRANSCONTINENTAL, PORT AUGUSTA – “In a typically male dominated industry, Chloe Swiggs is just one of the growing number of females taking to the shearing shed with a pair of combs and cutters in hand.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “Chris Bowman, Chairman of Hay Inc, quoted Will Roberts from Morven in Queensland saying “Merinos Build Communities”, when interviewed recently and at the Hay Merino Sheep Show.
This quote could not have been more evident with the spirit and support of the Hay Inc Rural Education Program this year.”